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King of Texas

Synopsis
Made-for-television movie. A western version of King Lear. John Lear (Stewart) a wealthy, egomaniacal Texas rancher, challenges his three daughters to prove their love for him before they can claim their inheritance. When his youngest daughter refuses to accept the challenge, Lear banishes her from his ranch and from his life. He divides his estate between his two remaining daughters and makes plans to continue overseeing the huge family holdings while dividing his time between their two homes. When his daughters betray Lear and force him off his own land Lear is devastated.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2002
Transmission details
2 Jun 2002 (Channel: TNT)
Duration
95 mins

Credits

Director
Uli Edel
Producer
Art Levinson
Cinematographer
Guillermo Rosas; Paul Elliott
Screenplay
Stephen Harrigan
Music
John Altman
Costume
Hope Hanafin
Art Direction
Hector Romero
Cast
Patrick StewartJohn Lear (Lear)
Julie CoxClaudia Lear (Cordelia)
Roy ScheiderHenry Westover (Earl of Gloucester)
David Alan GrierRip (Fool)
Matt LetscherEmmett Westover (Edgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam)
Colm MeaneyMr Tomlinson (Duke of Albany)
Lauren HollyRebecca Lear Highsmith (Regan)
Liam WaiteThomas Westover (Edmund)
Marcia Gay HardenSusannah Lear Tomlinson (Goneril)
Patrick BerginMr Highsmith (Duke of Cornwall)
Richard LinebackWarnell (Oswald)

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); westerns

Notes

General
The film was shot largely in Mexico, not Texas.

Production Company

Name

Flying Freehold Productions

Name

Hallmark Entertainment

Name

Turner NetworkTelevision

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
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